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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

Explore the idea of starting a business in Canada

Download the program flyer.

Dates/Location for Phase I Intakes, email to pre-register:

June 1-2 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Newmarket Welcome Centre

June 12-13 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Bradford WORKS - Employment Services

Saturday June 17 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Markham North Welcome Centre

June 22-23 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Richmond Hill Welcome Centre




Phase I

2-day sessions:

  • Learn about owning a business in Canada
  • Research your opportunities
  • Assess your Business Skills
  • Find out if self-employment is the right path for you

Participants who meet Program Criteria will move to Phase II

Phase II

4-day sessions:

  • Your business concept
  • Your competition
  • Finances needed
  • Your Market

Participants who meet Program Criteria will move to Phase III

Phase III

12-week sessions:

  • Group workshops on business development
  • Individual Business Coaching and support
  • Access to relevant business tools

 


Eligibility

  • Permanent Residents and applicants for Permanent Residence with letter from CIC informing them that their application for landing had been approved
  • Convention Refugees
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • LINC Level 5 minimum

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers is delivered across York Region.
Call or e-mail for more details: 1-855-234-8868 / 905-477-4639 / pathways@jobskills.org

Delivered by Job Skills in partnership with Seneca College Funded by Citizenship & Immigration Canada

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image depicting Job Skills' hours over the holiday season: All locations closed on December 26, 27, 28 andJanuary; Normal hours resume on January 3rd. When open, hours at all locations will be 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Keswick Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 3rd, the Markham Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 5th.

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